09 May 2009


I don't even remember how I found out about crafting and design blogs. But once I started reading, I was hooked. I love the glimpses into people's lives, and seeing how there are infinite ways to live. It seems to make the world a bit more connected and smaller. It's fun to see how quickly ideas and information can spread. And I love seeing the pretty things that people are making.

One of the first design blogs I started reading was Holly Becker's Decor8. What I like most about Holly is her positive attitude, and desire to share her knowledge and put more goodness into the world. When she announced that she was teaching an e-course, I knew it would be a fun experience! Although the course is over, I wanted to share a small slice of the three layer cake that contains my classmates' blogs.

I rediscovered Sarah Ahearn, a mixed media artist who's work I've been following through Flickr. She seems like a sweetheart, who also happens to be extremely talented!


Michelle Ward is a life coach with this bubbling personality that shines through on her blog. Checking out her blog puts a smile on my face, and she asks great questions to think about, like where do you want to be in 2 years? Cue the pugs for me!


Lady Ann de Borja
has introduced me to some amazing videos. For example, I had never heard of TED Talks. She linked to one featuring Elizabeth Gilbert. I then listened to Dave Eggers, Isabel Allende, Amy Tan and cannot stop! They leave you wanting to change the world, and are rib crackingly hilarious.


Lauren Paradise and Courtney Davis run Kelly + Olive. They have a fun concept for budget friendly design consulting, and I wish them well in their new endeavor. I also love their tips and fresh attitudes.


Elizabeth Floyd recently started creating art full time, and paints daily still lives. She makes me want to raid Mike's oil paints and get to it!


Now I'm off to clean my house. Work before play, right!


Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I had never even heard of a blog, found one in a Google images search during a lunch break at my office + read 1+ years of archived posts in one sitting (um, let's just say I took an extended lunch that day).

Majorly addictive.

kat said...

thanks for all the link goodness. I will check them out!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for so many recommendations - I've not heard of many of them. Off to browse!

Lady Ann said...

Hi Mariss! Thanks so much for the shout out :) I'm glad I got you into something new!! xLady Ann

sulu-design said...

So cool - thanks for the links... I think all are new to me.

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